This week not only does Mulu turn 7 (oh yes - our little man will soon be 7) but he is also "Star of the Week" at school - which Mulu takes very seriously. He has been strategizing his "Star of the Week" poster for a while now - which pictures he wanted to put on it - whether he wanted it to say "Mulu" or "Mulugeta" - and what we could do that would be extra cool (and I have to admit I have been excited about this project too).
So we decided to make "multiple Mulus" to put on his poster - having him pick what would represent the different parts of him. After he picked 5 different things (he actually did pick them all - with just a little guidance from me) I used my"Cricut" (a cutting tool I got from Santa this year) to make the clothes. We had a lot of fun taking the silly pictures (there were 108 shots in the end) and finished them all today.
This is also a nice way do part of his birthday posts because it shows many parts of him right now.
Here is our end result.
Mulu has been all about Ethiopia lately - relearning words in Amharic - wearing his Ethiopian clothes to school - requesting Ethiopian food (I made a wicked pot of dorowot for dinner tonight) - and he even checked out a book on Ethiopia from the library - so I was kind of expecting (and happy) that it was his 1st request.
and baseball wasn't a surprise at all either - but to his father's chagrin - and his Uncle Dave's delight - he requested a St Louis Cardinal's uniform rather than Brewer's
and this is supposed to be a snowboarder - representing his love for sports, cold and speed. He has a basic snowboard that he uses when we go sledding and this year he got to go snowboarding at a ski hill with his Dad this year and loved it.
For a while now he has been wanting to be an astronaut when he grows up - being very curious about planets and stars and what its like in space.
and this one made me laugh out loud - twice. So at the end of our planning conversation he mentioned that along with being an astronaut he was thinking of being a weatherman too. Totally out of the blue - besides letting me know when it is going to rain and talking lots about tornadoes, we have never had a conversation about weather stuff. And then this morning I asked him what color suit he wanted to "wear" on his weather man guy - blue, black, or brown - and he said "I don't know - whatever the weather guy wears on NBC - that's where I want to work, you know" - what?!?!?! Too funny - so here is "weather man Mulu". . .
and here is the final poster - I know its hard to see - but I told him I would put it on here - he did all the coloring of the letters in his name, picked up the pictures, all the writing on the captions and placement of items. Don't mind my feet -
and while I am posting about my crazy little people - I thought I would share his birthday invitation - we are doing a Jungle Safari theme: